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Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
(1870-1924) born on
Apr 22
Russian communist leader, author. He founded the Russian Communist Party; premier, 1918-24; introduced socialist reforms.
         
   
F
If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.

R
One fool can ask more questions in a minute than twelve wise men can answer in an hour.
A
Down with unpartisan litterateurs! Down with the superman of literature! Literature must become a part of the general cause of the proletariat.
N
You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.
K
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities --that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, 27 Nov 1917; quoted in "Ten Days That Shook the World," ch. 12, by John Reed, 1919.
R: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
A: "Party Organization and Party Literature," 1905.
N: In "Not By Politics Alone," ch. 2, by Tamara Deutsche, 1973.
K: Address to the 11th Party Congress, Mar 1922.
   


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